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Homicide suspect injured in police chase; rams squad cars on I-240, police say

Suspect vehicle crashed on Walnut Grove, Farm after police chase
Suspect vehicle crashed on Walnut Grove, Farm after police chase(Action News 5)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:35 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 12:11 PM CST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police are swarming the area of Walnut Grove after an alleged murder suspect led them on a chase ending in a critical crash.

According to police, officers attempted to stop a suspect wanted for homicide when he rammed police cars on I-240 and fled the scene.

He reportedly led them on a chase to the area of Walnut Grove and Farm Road where he crashed and was taken into custody. He and a woman who was in the vehicle as well are now both in the hospital in critical condition.

Memphis police say the suspect was also suffering gunshot wounds at the time of the crash. Police are not releasing details regarding the shooting at this time.

Police also have not specified what homicide the suspect is accused of or confirmed the suspect’s identity.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Lanes in the area of Walnut Grove and Farm Road were temporarily closed as investigators worked to clear the scene. They are now back open.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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